The Swim Professor

Jim Reiser, M.S.

Swim Instructor Training in Scottsdale, Arizona

Swim Instructors, Aquatic Directors, and Learn-to-swim professionals can now take advantage of the next Swim Lessons University “One-Day” Conference. This affordable conference for swim teachers will feature four information-packed, entertaining talks featuring BRAND NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE throughout the Swim Professor’s power point presentations. The topics covered in those presentations are as follows:

Talk #1: TEACH LIKE A PRO! The Foundations of Teaching Using Sound Pedagogy Principles.

Talk #2: NO MORE TEARS! Secrets to Teaching Parent & Tot Lessons using a Progressive, Child-Centered Approach.

Talk #3: PRE-SCHOOLERS CAN SWIM! An Innovative, Child-Centered Approach that Creates a Lifelong Love of the Water.

Talk #4: The Business Side: Using Social Media, Marketing, Scheduling & More!

Look what these instructors had to say:

“Thanks for the great workshop. You are a terrific teacher. You are very thorough and insightful. You clearly have a desire and an ability to connect with everyone, regardless of or perhaps with an extra appreciation for our respective backgrounds. We are all teachers and our time (my time for sure) with you added to our tool box so we can be better, more effective teachers. Thanks Jim. Keep sharing your insights and passion for safety, teaching and aquatics.”
– Allan Kopel – USA Swimming Coach
Haverhill, Massachusetts

“Today I have been blessed. I am here at Jim’s Orlando Conference. I have already learned so much. Anyone who follows Jim on his website and through facebook gets to see great clips and I have always appreciated that, but to meet with him in a class you get to see that the love for kids and swim he speaks about is very sincere. Thanks Jim for the inspiration and confidence to be the “BEST” instructors. You have made me a better instructor and for that I will forever be grateful. What an awesome day at the conference! Thank you so much Jim for offering a “wealth” of information.”
– Michelle Smith, Instructor Swim School Owner

The conference will be held on Friday, August 30th, in Scottsdale, Arizona from 10:00AM- 5:00PM at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. The EARLY BIRD RATE is just $85.00! Secure your seat today! If you need to stay overnight, you can book your hotel online for as low as $95.00! Call (480) 585-4848.

For more information, email Jim Reiser at jreiser@swimprofessor.com or call Mr. Reiser at 1-803-665-8709.

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June 19, 2013 at 3:44 pm Comments (0)

How to Be a Swim Instructor-Trainer with Swim Lessons University

Swim Lessons University, in cooperation with the World Aquatic Babies and Children (WABC) Network, is now accepting applications for Instructor-Trainers.   SLU has also just released its brand new Learn-to-Swim IT Manual, which contents includes: How to administer the SLU Course at your Facility, Course Administration and Application Process and Fees, Swim Lessons Level Descriptions, How to Conduct Skill Sessions, the Practicum and Mentoring program, Acknowledging Course Participation, Swim Instructor Certification Requirements, Evaluating Teaching Skills, Safety Recommendations, Class Sizes, and Supervision.  The appendixes also include an Instructor Assessment/15 Point Analysis as well the Learn-to-Swim Professional License.

Swim Lessons University would like to offer a SPECIAL THANKS to the facilities and program coordinators who have been serving as the “living laboratories” while additional components were being developed.

Barbara Limbo, Rapid City Recreation – Rapid City, South Dakota

Shannon O’Brien, Charleston Country Schools / L.A.P.S. Program – Charleston, SC

Anne Marie Boehlert, City of Shelton Recreation – Shelton, Connecticut

Teri Gotro, El Dorado Hills Recreation– El Dorado Hills, California

In addition, the following aquatic programs are now proudly utilizing the Swim Lessons University curriculum and instructor training materials:  City of Mt. Sterling, University of Mississippi, City of Sparks, Nevada, Helper City, Utah, City of Columbus, Nebraska, City of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, City of San Carlos, California, City of Manhattan Beach, California, City of Natchitoches, Louisiana, City of Manitou Springs, Fox Valley YMCA, Springfield YMCA, Sarasota YMCA, Southern Alabama University, Surburban Seahawks, Newton Square, PA, I Swim U.,  Safety Before Skill Swim School, AZ, Montana Swim School, Orlando Metro Gymnastics & Swim School, Orlando, FL, Swim Kids, FL, Sparkling Pool Services, NJ, NY & PA, and many more private swimming instructors, swim schools, pool management companies, and Y’s. Swim Lessons University sincerely thanks you for your support and loyalty.

For more information on how you can offer the Swim Lessons University at your facility, contact Swim Lessons University today at 803-665-8709 or email jreiser@swimprofessor.com
Here is Recreation Supervisor and Aquatic Director, Teri Gotro of El Dorado Hills, CA–speaking about her experience with Swim Lessons University AND sharing some video highlights of her SLU Certified staff in action
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The International Swimming Hall of Fame has named Jim Reiser the recipient of the 2015 Virginia Hunt Newman Award for his curriculum and approach in teaching infants, toddlers, and children to swim.  Jim is the first American to win the award in 10 years.

If you would like to learn more about the Swim Lessons University certification program and curriculum, make sure to visit us at www.SwimLessonsUniversity.com  We have training and certification programs designed for both private instructors as well as organizations like YMCAs, Recreation Departments, Athletic Clubs, and more.

Swim Lessons University is currently being utilized by recreation departments, YMCAs, America Camp Association swim lessons programs, as well as by private swimming instructors in 45 states and over 30 countries!

You can also call us toll free at 1-866-498-SWIM (7946).

 

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December 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm Comments (0)

Swim Instructor Conference Schedule

Swim Instructors, Water Safety Instructors, and Swim School owners can take advantage of the 3rd Annual Swim Lessons University Conference on Saturday, January 19th at the Crown Plaza in Sacramento, CA,  Saturday, February 23rd in Washington, D.C. at the Hamilton Crown Plaza OR Saturday, March 16th in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

We are also very excited to announce that if you would like to attend the conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the NDPA symposium has made the SLU Conference a post conference workshop!  While you aren’t required to attend both, it is certainly a great opportunity.  For more information and reasons why you should certainly consider attending the National Drowning Prevention Alliance Symposium, check out www.NDPA.org Both conferences will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Bahia Mar.

The SLU Swim Instructors Conference will feature four information-packed, entertaining talks featuring BRAND NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE throughout the Swim Professor’s power point presentations.  The topics covered in those presentations are as follows:

Talk #1: Successfully Teaching Infant & Toddlers
Talk #2: How to Teach Young Children More Effectively
Talk #3: Tips & Tricks for Teaching Advanced Strokes
Talk #4: The Business Side: Using Social Media, Marketing, Scheduling, & More!

All four presentations will be held on Saturday!

Here is what some recent attendees had to say about the conference:

“Today I have been blessed. I am here at Jim’s Orlando Conference. I have already learned so much. Anyone who follows Jim on his website and through facebook gets to see great clips and I have always appreciated that, but to meet with him in a class you get to see that the love for kids and swim he speaks about is very sincere. Thanks Jim for the inspiration and confidence to be the “BEST” instructors. You have made me a better instructor and for that I will forever be greatful. What an awesome day at the conference! Thank you so much Jim for offering a “wealth” of information.”
-Michelle Smith, Instructor Swim School Owner
Orlando, Florida

“As an instructor and instructor-trainer for 25 years I thought I knew it all! It was very refreshing to sit among other professionals and share ideas and techniques. Your topics were right on, your videos were well done and I loved that you put “Father Forgets” in your presentation. It put into perspective the humanness needed in our lesson plans. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your conference!”
– Sue Mueller, Aquatics Director
Kokomo Family YMCA-Kokomo, Indiana

Here is a short clip from a recent Swim Lessons University conference:

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October 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm Comments (0)

Swim Instructors Conference set for Las Vegas 2012

Swim Lessons University will hold it’s 3rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 7th, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the World Famous Las Vegas Hotel (formerly Las Vegas Hilton). The conference is for Swimming Instructors, Aquatic Directors, and Swim School Owners. Whether you teach the Swim Lessons University curriculum, YMCA lessons, SwimAmerica, or Red Cross swim lessons, you are welcome and you will absolutely love this event.

Jim Reiser, AKA, “The Swim Professor,” and Executive Director of Swim Lessons University, will give four “information packed” presentations:

Talk #1: Successfully Teaching Infant & Toddlers
Talk #2: How to Teach Young Children More Effectively
Talk #3: Tips & Tricks for Teaching Advanced Strokes
Talk #4: The Business Side: Using Social Media, Marketing, Scheduling, & More!

Each presentation will all take place in the comfort of a spacious LVH conference room, featuring with incredible video footage on the big screen, power point, and a truly authentic and dynamic speaker in Jim Reiser. Listen to what Michele Smith had to say about her SLU Conference experience: “Today I have been blessed. I am here at the SLU Conference. I have already learned so much. Anyone who follows Jim Reiser on his website and through facebook gets to see great clips and I have always appreciated that, but to meet with him in a class you get to see that the love for kids and swim he speaks about is very sincere. Thanks Jim for the inspiration and confidence to be the “BEST” instructors. You have made me a better instructor and for that I will forever be grateful. What an awesome day at the conference! Thank you so much Jim for offering a “wealth” of information.”Michelle Smith, Instructor & Swim School Owner – Orlando, Florida

Each participant will also receive a conference bag with some free stuff! Early Bird Registration is just $85.00.

This is our third conference at LVH, and we’ve gone back each year for a reason. LVH is a beautiful hotel with a super friendly staff. This is the same hotel Elvis Presley used to do all his Las Vegas shows. Also, if you’d like to go visit the new strip, the LV Monorail leaves directly from LVH! The monorail fees are very minimal and it is super convenient. Secure your room today and get a great rate, as low as $79.00!

We do expect to sell out! So register today for the 2012 SLU Conference and get the EARLY BIRD RATE OF JUST $85.00! See you in VEGAS!

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May 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm Comments (3)